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Kodaline to lead New Year's celebrations

DUBLIN rockers Kodaline will kick off 2015 in the capital with an open-air gig in the heart of the city centre.

The Swords band, who are currently enjoying worldwide success, will be home to headline the New Year's Festival concert with special guest James Vincent McMorrow (pictured).

The College Green open-air concert will also feature performances from Walking On Cars, The Dublin Legends and The Whereabouts.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, November 7, at 9am and are priced at €25.40.

The concert will only form part of this year's festivities with plenty of different events due to take place across the capital to suit everybody's taste.

Lord Mayor Christy Burke said that the event will be a wonderful occasion.

"The three-day programme for this year's festival promises to be the best one yet with a great mix of art, culture, entertainment and free family fun," he said.

"I look forward to welcoming domestic and oversees visitors to Dublin for the festivities and I would encourage Dubliners to turn out in large numbers to participate in the events."

As well as the December 31 concert, people will be able to attend a number of free events across the city. The festival kicks off on December 30 and runs until New Year's Day.


A Dublin Discovery Trail will run throughout the three days where people will be able to choose from a list of the capital's top 20 cultural venues offering discounts and tours.

There will also be a New Year's Food Village in Dublin Castle, a music trail at numerous venues across the city and a Luminosity event that will bring life and colour to some of Dublin's most iconic buildings.

The whole festival is rounded off with a 'Resolution Day' where people will be encouraged to join a fun run at the castle.